Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by chickaroo, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. chickaroo

    chickaroo New Member

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    About 4 months old, not sure what gender.
     

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  2. doubleoakfarm

    doubleoakfarm New Member

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    I can't see the saddle or sickle feathers in these pictures (lower back and tail). It would be the best way to tell. Even if the comb is still small, you would start to see longer feathers on and just above the tail and on the neck for a cockerel. Usually at 4 months you'll start to hear crowing too.
     

  3. troyer

    troyer Junior Member

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    That is a hen.
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    That was my thought too. Hen
     
  5. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    A sweet hen. I have 3 of them. :)
     
  6. Bluerooster

    Bluerooster New Member

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    There have been some throbacks to a genetic anomoly which produces what "th' Ol' Lady refers to as a "heneroo".
    Others call 'em "hennys", A rooster that looks like a hen.
    Not certian but I think it comes from breeding too closely for too long.
     
  7. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    looks like a hen to me!!!